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Movie Review: Warcraft Loses the Fight to Be Entertaining

Warcraft the movie is based on the video game series and novels set in the world of Azeroth. The film portrays the initial encounters between the humans and the orcs (talking monsters) and takes place in a variety of locations established in the video games.

Warcraft is a rambling, incoherent mess. First, you have to know this story. There is very little effort to introduce the concept and characters to those unfamiliar with this video based plot. In October of last year, Warcraft had 5.5 million subscribers, which is obviously the target market. The film's director Duncan Jones, who is also a co-writer of this script along with Charles Leavitt and Chris Metzen, seems to believe talking monsters battling humans and other talking monsters is enough to entertain viewers. And that might be enough for fans but for those unfamiliar with Warcraft, there is nothing in this movie which will make them want to learn more.

Some aspects of the movie seem to "borrow" from the megahit Avatar. In Warcraft, Paula Patton's, Garona seems very similar to Zoe Saldana's, Neytiri in Avatar.

As to the cast diversity rating, Warcraft is difficult to rates since so many of the characters are monsters. But it'll get a "C" since the press kit shows that of the 35 main performers, only four are people of color. However, Paula Patton and Ruth Negga (Lady Taria) have major roles.

Warcraft is rated PG-13 and is 123 minutes in length; it gets our lowest rating: Dead on Arrival.

What’s The 411 Celebrates 20 Years with New Format and New Hosts

What's The 411, a weekly celebrity-driven urban entertainment and lifestyle television show, celebrates its 20th year with a change in format.

What's The 411's leaves behind a straight magazine format and embraces a format of news, commentary, and featured interviews.

The first episode of this new format also sports three new hosts BIANCA PEART, GLENN GILLIAM, and JACINDA MOTTON. A search is on for the fourth host and will join the show in a couple of weeks.

This episode featured a conversation about Hollywood couple ROBIN THICKE and PAULA PATTON'S split; the NAACP Image Awards; NICKI MINAJI'S inappropriate use of a MALCOLM X'S photo; KEVIN HART'S seemingly meteoric rise; BEYONCE'S position of top of the earnings heap; DENZEL WASHINGTON and LATANYA RICHARDSON in the Broadway production of LORRAINE HANSBERRY'S A Raisin in the Sun; MICHAEL B. JORDAN'S upcoming role in the Fantastic Four.

The celebrity-laden red carpet at the NFL's Super Bowl Gospel Celebration founded by MELANIE FEW-HARRISON is the featured interview. What's the 411 reporter CRISTINA TWITTY hosts this video package, which includes gospel sister duo MARY MARY, American Idol Season 12 Winner, CANDICE GLOVER; AJ CALLOWAY, former host of BET's 106th & Park; gospel singer NATALIE GRANT; and members of the NFL Football Players Gospel Choir: JASON AVANT, TRENT SHELTON; and QUINTIN DEMPS.

The NFL Super Bowl Gospel Celebration was hosted by WENDY WILLIAMS and AJ CALLOWAY. R&B songbird PATTI LABELLE was the featured singer.

Check out video of new episode here:

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